Businesses Innovating on the Edge

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Launched in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Ben Kaufman, Quirky is a social online platform to connect inventors with developers, manufacturers, and investors. The company has successfully facilitated the creation of thousands of products and now has earned corporate America's attention. Some of the products created using this platform, such as iPod cases and electronic accessories, have been featured on HSN and even national retailer Bed, Bath, and Beyond.